Capital from Ferento

Capital from Ferento

Marble roman ages cm. 62 x 52 x 52 A decorative semi-capital from Ferento, made out of a marble monolith and found during the 20th century restoration of the Diocesan archives. On the left side is part of a Roman inscription, which reads: “Impe(ratori) Ca(esari)/ (Fl)avio Co(stan)/tino Pio(felici)/(in)victo M(aximo Augusto)/ Ferent(ienses)/devo(t)i nu(mini m)aei(stati)/(qu)e eius”. “To…

Etruscan sarcophagus

Etruscan sarcophagus

Terracotta II sec. a.C. cm. 189,5 x 47 x 47   The Etruscan sarcophagus which have most influenced the popular imagination are those with the cover a kline. They were made in stone or terracotta and were topped with a male figure resting on a kline (a type of divan). The figure is shown with…

Etruscan cippo

Etruscan cippo

Nenfro Unknow Late Etruscan period cm. 50 x 96 x 52   Viterbo falls into the area of Southern interior Etruria. Only in the territory of the city of Viterbo can we find important rock hewn necropoli, different from those of coastal Etruria like Tarquinia. The best known of these rock hewn necropoli are Castel…

Urna villanoviana - Ceramics and bronzes

Ceramics and bronzes

Ceramics and bronzes X a.C. – I a.C.   This display case holds a series of ceramics made in different epochs and from different civilizations which testify to the continuity of habitation in the Tuscia area. The oldest piece is a two handled urn with engraved geometric décor. The Villanovan ware (10-8th century BC) was…

Logo of The Monumental Complex Colle del Duomo

The Monumental Complex Colle del Duomo

A reality in continual evolution   Fifteen years after the foundation of the Museum and ten years of continual and fruitful activity, the Museum del Colle del Duomo has decided to renew its image with a complete restyling of the signage and adding a technological touch in order to keep up with the times. In…

Crucifixion of Viterbo

The Viterbo Crucifixion. The results of studies.

The results of studies on The Viterbo Crucifixion by an equipe of experts: archeologist Giampaolo Serone and Francesco Aliperti (Archeoares), Simona Rinaldi and Claudia Pelosi (University of Tuscia), Santino Tosini (Diocese of Viterbo), Elisabetta Gnignera and Antonio Rocca (Egidio 17).   THE LETTER A letter from the Marchesa of Pescara, Vittoria Colonna, to Michelangelo Buonarroti…